MANCHESTER: Ralf Rangnick is not on the list of Manchester United’s permanent manager, opening the door for Mauricio Pochettino (Paris Saint-Germain) or Erik ten Hag (Ajax) to fill the position.
The club have revealed they are continuing their search for a permanent replacement for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, who was sacked by United last November and replaced by interim manager Rangnick.
The 63 -year -old German has a two -year deal as an adviser at Old Trafford but the chances of becoming a manager remain slim.
“We are in the process of appointing a permanent operator who will start work this summer with the aim of bringing the team back to compete for domestic and European titles,” said United football director John Murtough.
Former Spurs manager Pochettino, 50, has been a key candidate for the post since Solskjaer was sacked. But Rangnick looked up to Ten Hag, 52, who had five successful years in Amsterdam.
According to Murtough, the main target this season is to finish in the top four of the English Premier League.
“However it is not Manchester United’s main objective – and everyone at this club is focused on competing for the main trophy,” he said.